Kent school enjoy trip to Priestfield

On Thursday morning the Orchard School from Canterbury visited the club where they were given a tour of MEMS Priestfield and had an opportunity to watch the first team and development squads train.

The Orchard School is a Community Special School, catering for 96 pupils who have behaviour and learning difficulties as identified by their statement of Special Educational Needs.

As part of a reward for meeting their targets last term, 10 students were shown around the stadium and ate their lunch in one of the match day hospitality boxes, before visiting the training ground in the afternoon to watch training and meet the Manager and players.

Shown around by Head of Community Adam Lawrence, the group were given the chance to see the facilities at the Stadium and then meet the coaching staff and members of the squad, leaving with a collection of signatures and photographs.

“It is great to be able to bring a group to Gillingham and show them around what is a fantastic stadium. I’d like to thank Martin Allen and his team for welcoming us for the afternoon,” said Adam.

The school had a fantastic time and left a happy bunch as they began their return journey.